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Funding Bulletin - December 15, 2000 (Vol. 9, No. 45)




45-1 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loans and Grants (USDA)

The Agriculture Department is inviting applications for grants and loans to fund distance learning and telemedicine projects serving rural areas. Eligible applicants include: an incorporated organization, partnership, Indian tribe and tribal organization or other legal entity which will operate a school, college, university, learning center, training facility, or other education institution, including a regional education laboratory, library, hospital, medical center, medical clinic or any rural community facility; or consortium. (FR 11/06/00)
Deadline:   Grants 3/2/01; Loans or Combination Loans and Grants 9/30/01

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45-2 Postsecondary Improvement (ED)

The Education Department is inviting cooperative agreement applications to address a particular problem area or improvement approach in postsecondary education under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. ED is particularly interested in proposals to form education consortia of American and Brazilian institutions to foster coordination of curricula, student exchange and expansion of education opportunities between the United States and Brazil. (FR 11/14/00)
Deadline:   3/30/01

45-3 Urban Systemic Program in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (USP) (NSF)

The USP is a K-12-based program that promotes systemic reform of science and mathematics education for all students. The USP also includes programmatic components that seek to foster partnerships between urban school districts and two-and four-year colleges and universities and embed research on educational practice and learning. Only urban school districts that serve a central city as determined by National Center for Educational Statistics' Metropolitan Statistical Area data are eligible to apply through this program announcement. NSF 01-15
Deadline:   1/31/01

45-4 Career Clusters (ED)

The purpose of the Career Clusters Initiative, formerly known as the Building Linkages Initiative, is to enable States to establish linkages among State educational agencies, secondary and postsecondary educational institutions, employers, industry groups, other stake holders and Federal agencies. Through these linkages, States will be able to develop curricular frameworks designed to prepare students for a successful transition from high school to postsecondary education, employment in a career area, or both. CFDA No: 84.051B (FR 12/06/00)
Deadline:   1/5/01

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45-5 Scientific Computing Research Environments for the Mathematical Sciences (NSF)

The Scientific Computing Research Environments for the Mathematical Sciences (SCREMS) program, from the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation, is for computing environments dedicated to research in the mathematical sciences. Proposals may request support for purchase of computing equipment, and limited support for professional systems administrators or programmer personnel for research computing needs. Awards are made to provide support for specific research projects rather than to provide general computing capacity. NSF 01-16
Deadline:   1/18/01

45-6 Live Fire Pollutants (DOD)

The Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Office is interested in receiving proposals for research focusing on the area of Cleanup technologies. A SERDP project has been defined as one that 1) looks ahead to address emerging and predicted problems of a complex nature, 2) is essential for the solution of a major mission readiness problem, 3) is supportive of policy formulation and/or program-level decisions, and 4) is catalytic in causing the initiation, organization, and/or acceleration of other essential research.
Deadline:   1/23/01

45-7 Transportation Statistics (DOT)

The Transportation Department is inviting applications to develop the field of transportation statistics and pursue research and development in transportation statistics. DOT encourages research and development to: visualize and mine transportation databases; aggregate and analyze databases maintained by DOT agencies, especially research that involves multiple modes of transportation; improve the quality and usability of federal transportation statistics; develop exposure measures for use in risk analysis; improve the statistical use of geographic information systems to better understand and quantify travel behavior; develop performance measure for the transportation system; design and analyze transportation surveys; improve data quality and data collection; and enhance or extend the National Transportation Library to better express or incorporate statistical analysis. (FR 11/20/00)
Deadline:   1/19/01

45-8 Meta-Materials (DOD)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research in Meta-Materials. Meta-materials are engineered (nano) composites exhibiting superior properties that are 1) not observed in the constituent materials, and 2) not observed in nature. The novel properties result from the inclusion of artificially fabricated, extrinsic, low-dimensional inhomogeneities. This four-year DARPA program will focus on developing the theoretical and processing capabilties necessasry to exploit meta-materials that exhibit superior properties consistent with the requirements of the two general Department of Defense application areas: Low frequency (<1 MHz) meta-materials with superior magnetic properties for power generation, propulsion, and power electronic applications; High frequency (>1 MHz) meta-materials with superior microwave and/or optical properties for communication, radar, and wireless power transfer applications. SOL BAA 01-12
Deadline:   1/22/01

45-9 Research Sites for Educators in Chemistry (NSF)

This activity is aimed at bringing together faculty at undergraduate institutions: associate of arts (two-year, community) colleges, baccalaureate colleges, and masters universities, with faculty at research universities to enhance the research and educational opportunities in chemistry at both the undergraduate institutions and research universities. An RSEC will provide: 1) a mechanism for disseminating the understanding, skills, ethics and practice of research to the undergraduate institutions, 2) assistance in developing viable, sustainable research at all participating institutions, 3) a means of involving faculty and graduate students with a broader cross-section of faculty and students, and 4) an effective means of involving underrepresented groups. A Principal Investigator may submit only one proposal to this competition and each institution may submit only one proposal under this program. Please contact Jim Guikema, Associate Dean, 532-6191, guikema@ksu.edu, by December 29, 2000 if you are interested in submitting a proposal. NSF 01-10
Deadline:   Internal 12/29/00; 1/24/01

45-10 Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (DOE)

The U.S. Department of Energy, Oakland Operations Office is issuing a Solicitation and a Program announcement seeking applications/proposals for innovative scientific and engineering research and development in the field of nuclear energy as part of the Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI). NERI is designed to support innovative research that can address the principal technical and scientific obstacles to future use of nuclear power in the U.S. NERI is also intended to reinvigorate the vital nuclear scientific and engineering infrastructure within U.S. universities, industry and DOE national laboratories. The fields of research include: 1) Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems; 2) Proliferation Resistant Reactors and Fuel Technology; 3) Advanced Nuclear Fuels; and 4) Fundamental Science. SOL DE-PS03-01SF22221
Deadline:   1/19/01

45-11 Program for Gender Equity in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (NSF)

The Program seeks to broaden the participation of girls and young women in all fields of science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) education by supporting research, demonstration, and dissemination projects that will lead to change in education policy and practice. Typical projects will investigate gender-related differences in learning; gender-related differences in education experience, interest, and performance; and pedagogical approaches and teaching styles that are gender-neutral or encouraging to female students. An organization may not, in the same competition, submit as the primary performer on one proposal and as a collaborator on another proposal. An organization may submit one proposal to each competition. Please contact Jim Guikema, Associate Dean, 532-6191, guikema@ksu.edu, by January 5, 2001, if you are interested in submitting a proposal. NSF 01-6
Deadline:   Elementary and Middle School, Informal Education 1/30/01; High School, Undergraduate, Teacher and Faculty Development and Educational Technologies 3/30/01

45-12 AFOSR Special Announcement (DOD)

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) announces a fiscal year 2001 competition for research in three focus areas to be known as Themes. The Theme areas are: 1) Cooperative Control; 2) Plasma Dynamics for Aerospace Applications; and, 3) Miniaturization Science for Space. BAA AFOSR 2001-2
Deadline:   1/25/01

45-13 Instrumentation for Materials Research (NSF)

The Instrumentation for Materials Research (IMR) Program supports the acquisition or development of research instruments that will provide new capability and/or advance current capability to: (1) discover fundamental phenomena in materials; (2) synthesize, process, and/or characterize the composition, structure, properties, and performance of materials; and (3) improve the quality, expand the scope, and foster and enable the integration of research and education in research-intensive environments. NSF 01-05
Deadline:   1/25/01

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45-14 Project to Determine the Function of 25,000 Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana by the Year 2010 (NSF)

The Directorate for Biological Sciences of the National Science Foundation announces its intention to support research to determine the function of all genes in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana by the year 2010. Individual investigators or groups of investigators will be supported to conduct creative and innovative research designed to determine, using all available means, the function of a network of genes of the investigator's interest and choice. Also supported will be development of critical research tools for Arabidopsis functional genomics that enable a broad community of scientists to participate in the 2010 Project. NSF 01-13
Deadline:   1/31/01

45-15 VZV Fellowships (VZVRF)

The VZV Research Foundation (VZVRF) announces its fifth international competition for research grants to study the origination and development of infections caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), including chickenpox, shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN).
Deadline:   1/24/01

45-16 International Environmental/Occupational Health (NIH)

The Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are inviting applications to support international training and research in environmental and occupational health-related sciences. The program supports a variety of types of training in areas including laboratory and toxicology research; epidemiology and surveillance; environmental monitoring; hazardous waste assessment; and workplace risk assessment. RFA TW-01-002 (NIHG 12/8/00)
Deadline:   Letters of Intent 1/16/01; Applications 3/16/01

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45-17 Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program (DOE)

Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy sponsors the Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program (CSGF) through the Office of Science and Office of Defense Programs. Fellowships are awarded for one-year renewable terms form September 1 through August 31 in support of full-time doctoral study and thesis research in the United States. Study and research under the fellowship is to be conducted in an applied science or engineering discipline with applications in high-performance computing. Research in computational science is inherently multidisciplinary and includes environmental modeling, simulation of complex physical systems that generate energy, semiconductor design, modeling DNA sequences and protein structure, and the simulation and analysis of flow through geologic structures. DE-FG02-97ER25308
Deadline:   1/24/01
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